&, OF GOKTJL. 28S Such being the revolting character of their theological literature, It Is easy to understand why the Yallabhacharyas have always shown a great reluctance to submit It to the criticism of the outer world of unbelievers, who might not fee prepared to accept suck advanced doctrines. Though there are several copvists at Goknl5 whose sole occnpatlon it Is to make transcripts for die use of pilgrlniSj they would ordinarily refuse to se!i a manuscript to any one wlio was not of their own denomination ; and none of their books hail ever been pubiislied till quite recently, when two or three of tie less esoteric were issued from Faniit Giri PrasacTs Press at Beswa in the Aligarh district. However, as is many other forms of religion* and happily so in tkis case,, practice is nofc always :n accordance with doctrine. Though there may be much thai is re- prehensible in rite inner life of the Gosams, it is not at Gokal obtradecl on the public ani ha.* s-=.v«=r occasioned any open scandal; while the present head of the eoiniEr.!;!:". GaS'iin PiirasLstiani La], a descendant of Bitthaln&iJi's sixth son, tJaduua*::,. deserves hcG-jirable mention for exceptional liberality and eniightment. He is the Jbeai of the temple of Xavanit-Priya, popularly called ty way of pre-eminence, Baja TLaknr.* and Is the proprietor of the whole of the township of Qokul. His ancle and predecessor, G-obind Lai,, dledf leaving a widow, Jauaki Baa Ji, and an only daughter. The latter, according to inva- riable custom, was married to a Bhatt, and by him had two st>ns By name Ran-clior Lai and Gop Ji. But5 as by Salic law neither of them could suc- ceed to the spiritual dignity, the "widow adopted her nephew Purushottam, the son of her husband's brother, Braj Pal. The adoption was disputed by the two sons, who carried their suit in appeal even up to the Privy Council., and there were finally defeated. Under their mother's will, they enjoy a maintenance allowance of Rs. 9"00 a year, paid to the elder brother "by the GrGsaIn.? and they have further retained—though under protest—all the property conferred by the Maharaja of Jo«ilipiir on their common ancestor Murlidhar, the father of Grobind MI and BraJ Lai, who was the foander of the fainilj*s temporal pros- perity and vas £be first miiafidar of Gokul by grant from SindHa. Grosain PEriishottam Lai has one son^ Raman Lal? through wborn he Is the grandfather of Braj Lai ancf. Kanhaiya Lai The latter of these has been adopted by LacMiman Ji, a descendant of Bitthalnath's fourth soa^ Gakulnath, and is now the Grosaln of the temple bearing that title* Thus tiu two princi- pal endowments have both come into one branch of tho fniuily, suvl th^ is one of the very largest landowners aad wealthw: r-Vi It its la th*> fiv' * He tlso pietldea oter two teap-Ics dedicated to Bila>ic7,i S»ttkliai Gh&t in Mttlmrt, wlierc he ordinuily resides.